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Private Heraklion Wine Country Tour provided by Crete Wine Escapes

Private Heraklion Wine Country Tour

Private Heraklion Wine Country Tour
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About
The region of Heraklion is the largest wine region of Crete where the majority of wineries are situated. On this private and exclusive tour, dive into the world of Crete’s indigenous grapes, explore some of the region’s most beautiful scenery and vineyards, lightly trek to ancient wine presses, hidden Byzantine churches and taste some of the best wines that Crete has to offer. Explore two authentic Cretan wineries, their vineyards and cellars while learning their stories. Finally, indulge in a full wine and Cretan lunch pairing at a winery, one of the healthiest cuisines of the Mediterranean. The itineraries in Heraklion wine zone are designed exclusively based on your wine profile and set for you personally prior to the tour. Please don't hesitate to send us a request with your wine profile, and we can customise the wines to your taste.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 155998P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Farm to table Lunch with wine pairing
  • 8-10 wines to taste
  • Sightseeing in Heraklion's wine country
  • Visit ancient presses and/or Byzantine chapels
  • Visit Two Wineries
  • Visit two vineyards
  • Complimentary refreshments in the car
  • Entry/Admission - Lyrarakis Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Domaine Paterianakis
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Crete Wine Escapes, Dimakopoulou 78, Rethymno 741 00, Greece Crete Wine Escapes office right on the border of the old town Rethymno.
  • Nikiforou Foka 10, Chania 731 32, Greece Near Kriti Hotel in Chania.
  • Theotokopoulou 63, Chania 731 31, Greece Parking of Talos Square in Chania.
  • Megaron Hotel, Doukos Mpofor 9, Iraklio 712 02, Greece Parking of GDM Megaron Hotel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Farm to table Lunch with wine pairing
  • 8-10 wines to taste
  • Sightseeing in Heraklion's wine country
  • Visit ancient presses and/or Byzantine chapels
  • Visit Two Wineries
  • Visit two vineyards
  • Complimentary refreshments in the car
  • Entry/Admission - Lyrarakis Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Domaine Paterianakis
Departure details
  • Crete Wine Escapes, Dimakopoulou 78, Rethymno 741 00, Greece Crete Wine Escapes office right on the border of the old town Rethymno.
  • Nikiforou Foka 10, Chania 731 32, Greece Near Kriti Hotel in Chania.
  • Theotokopoulou 63, Chania 731 31, Greece Parking of Talos Square in Chania.
  • Megaron Hotel, Doukos Mpofor 9, Iraklio 712 02, Greece Parking of GDM Megaron Hotel.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lyrarakis Winery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Domaine Paterianakis
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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J Lambert
Greater London, UK1 contribution
A must do, great day
Sep 2021 • Friends
Booked a private tour with friends. Helena helped us with all the logistics from the start, and ensured that the day went perfectly. Our sommelier, Mario’s, was knowledgeable and we had a fantastic day tasting wine and touring the vineyards.
An absolutely beautiful experience!
Written 20 November 2021
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HelenaCrete
Thank you very much for your wonderful words, we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us, we had good times with you and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

W.thomp
1 contribution
Beautiful tour
Oct 2021 • Friends
Had a fantastic day tasting wine, easting great food and toured the beautiful country side of Heraklion. Our tour was led by a private sommelier and a tour leader, a perfect day spent at the wineries.
Written 19 November 2021
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HelenaCrete
Thank you so much for your feedback, we are happy you had a great day with us, we look forward to seeing you again next season " Yamas"
Written 22 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Am.Ta
New York City, NY11 contributions
MUST DO while in Heraklion!!
Sep 2021
We visited Crete from New York, and met up with our friends from Dubai to tour the island together. We did the Heraklion Wine Country Tour together, absolutely fantastic. We were so lucky to have met the winemakers at PATERIANAKIS Winery, GREAT wines, while Lyrarakis had AMAZING food and fantastic wine as well in a beautiful setting. The drive was stunning, we enjoyed the scenery.
We had our own private sommelier AND tour guide, we felt very pampered!
Written 30 October 2021
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MustiSabra
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy that the tour turned out the way you expected it. Yamas from Crete and see you again soon!
Written 31 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Geeta J
4 contributions
Amazing wine experience
Oct 2021 • Solo
This was a wonderful wine tour with amazing people, wine and food! We had such a great time and we recommend anyone who is interested in wine to do!
Written 4 October 2021
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MustiSabra
Thank you so much, the experience is only complete with wonderful guests such as yourselves. Thank you for choosing Crete Wine Escapes and for trying Cretan wines with us. Yamas and Cheers!
Written 5 October 2021
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Samir O
2 contributions
Perfect second time experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was such an amazing, intimate experience! My wife and I booked Crete Wine Escape for the second time. We had so much fun and enjoyed the walk in the vineyard with a glass of wine before having our lunch. Thank you so much Helena for the good time.
Written 11 September 2021
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HelenaCrete
Thank you so much for your time, it was our pleasure seeing you again, we are glad you had good time and that you enjoyed your tour, enjoy the rest of your stay and your wines.
Written 12 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom B
Oracle, AZ11 contributions
Awesome Heraklion wine and dine
A day of outstanding wine and dine in the beautiful Heraklion countryside in the company of our tour leader and driver Helena, along with our wine expert Tasos (sp?).

Our family of seven thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it to sll.
Written 9 September 2021
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MustiSabra
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us. It was our absolute pleasure to serve you and we wish you a splendid rest of your vacation. Yamas from sunny Crete!
Written 10 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AmyS
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Fabulous Experience
Sep 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing tour, lovely experience, great wineries and delicious food, Helena and our private Sommelier were very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged. Thank you so much for the nice services provided during the tour. Definitely I will book another tour again
Written 7 September 2021
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HelenaCrete
Thank you so much for your nice words, we are happy your enjoyed your tour with us, looking forward to having you again among our tours, “Yamas”
Written 9 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marios P
Rethymnon, Greece3 contributions
Wine adventure
Sep 2021 • Friends
An amazing, totally worthwhile experience. Very nice people, warm hospitality. The wines were awesome!! I suggest it for sure!
Written 4 September 2021
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HelenaCrete
Thank you so much for your nice words, we are glad you enjoyed your tour, “Yamas” and looking forward to seeing you again
Written 5 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexi H
3 contributions
Amazing Cretan food and wine experience
Jun 2021 • Friends
Definitely one of the highlights of our holiday. Delicious food and wine in a stunning Cretan environment and a great atmosphere. The hosts are great and attentive and we look forward to doing this again on our next trip out here.
Written 18 June 2021
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HelenaCrete
Dear Alexih, Thank you so much for your review and kind words, we were so happy you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon on our beautiful island of Crete “Yamas”!
Written 20 June 2021
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Rakan
1 contribution
Amazing tour and friendly staff.
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had lots of fun during the tour. The winery with the wines and food were excellent. Blossom winyard view. We’re definitely coming back this year.
Written 10 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HelenaCrete
Thank you very much for your wonderful words, we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 11 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Crete Wine Escapes
stevempaterson
stevempaterson
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So much more than just a wine tour
We asked for a bespoke hike, city and wine tasting tour in and around Rethymno. Spent an AMAZING full day exploring
Allan-J-Moore
Allan-J-Moore
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YES! Wine is culture!
What a wonderful day spent! It was cloudy and cold, and this tour left us with a flood of sunshine in our hearts. W
492katrinak
492katrinak
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End of season issues?
The main issues were the discrepancy with what was described on the website and what was actually delivered, leadin
ShonaL86
ShonaL86
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Great surprise gift for my parents wedding anniversary
I arranged this wine tour as an anniversary present for my parents - and they said that they had a GREAT time :) He
Ally395
Ally395
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Great experience!
My boyfriend and I were in Creta in August and spontaneously decided to go a wine tasting. We found this wine tour
Suzy S
Suzy S
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High recommend! A wonderful day spent in the vineyards.
Friends and I spent the day with Sacred Paths tours (the lovely Helena) and had the best time. The itinerary was ve
rkernan9
rkernan9
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Perfect Cretan day full of wine, water, and amazing food!
When I contacted Crete Wine Escapes and asked about the "Shoot for the Moon" option I was excited to try some new w
Kimberly D
Kimberly D
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Best way to start your vacation!
I cannot express how great this tour was. The whole experience was incredible. Helena our tour manager was amazing,
BoardingPass391638
BoardingPass391638
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BEST DAY EVER
My daughter & I have been in Crete for 2 weeks and hands down this was our favorite day!!! First class ALL the way
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timgA2661RZ
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Private wine tasting
a big group of us had a private wine tasting with Crete Wine Escapes. It was a fantastic evening. Musti and his t
CarloM647
CarloM647
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Amazing and very subtle experience!
This is really a unique experience that combines both Cretan culture and gastronomy with excellent service and VIP
sonnyveghel
sonnyveghel
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Great day
It was a really good mix between seeing krete culture and wine tasting. Would most definitely recommend when you ar
mariegolimok
mariegolimok
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Good, but not great
Helena was very helpfull with planning our tour in theese difficult corona times. To meet the farmer that work with
Meander626765
Meander626765
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Lovely day out
Sacred paths wine tour was excellent, drousakis winery was excellent, their wines were very good, similarly the m
289elvisc
289elvisc
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Breathless experience
Wonderful and unique experience, we visited high quality wineries and tasted Agia Triada wines in an amazing cellar
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